Entertainment and exercise collide for a good cause at the 20th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas on April 25.
The event, starring Penn & Teller as grand marshals, gets under way at 8 a.m. at the World Market Center.
The illusionists once again challenge the 8,000 or so walkers to take their “Team Challenge,” vowing to match all donations. Last year, P&T raised more than $120,000, and the entire walk raised about $550,000.
Cher’s director and choreographer, Doriana Sanchez, will perform at this year’s event, as will Peepshow’s Josh Strickland, and DJ Axis.
The walk, AFAN’s largest fundraiser, helps support those infected with HIV and AIDS in Southern Nevada.
Although registration is free, a minimum donation of $35 per person is encouraged. It includes an official AIDS Walk Las Vegas T-shirt. Afanlv.org
The annual “Ribbon of Life” is a completely original production show. The largest show of its kind staged in Las Vegas, the production typically involves more than 200 performers from Las Vegas Strip shows and other theatrical organizations in the city. All talent in the show donates their time and talents to the cause, and the Las Vegas Hilton donated the theater space.
It’s an all-original, all-singing, all-dancing musical throwback to the heydays of Vegas when Las Vegas-based HIV/AIDS charity Golden Rainbow presents its 23rd annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production show. The spectacular will be staged June 28 at 1 p.m. in the Hilton Theater at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.
The production is a fun dose of old Vegas nostalgia that will have you tappin’ your toes and singing along. Scheduled to appear are George Wallace, Human Nature, MTV’s Top Pop Group Mosaic and performers from Chapquist Entertainment, “Fantasy,” “Jersey Boys,” “Jubilee!,” “Ka,” “La Femme,” “Love,” “O,” “Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Rich & Famous,” Searcy Entertainment, “Sin City Bad Girls,” “Voci Vegas” and “Zumanity.”
The show is staged in three acts, celebrating the fun Vegas entertainment traditions of Rock & Roll (complete with Elvis tribute), Supper Club and Motown. Directing are veteran Las Vegas performers Chris Coaley and Shannon Hardin.
Tickets are priced at $250, $200, $150, $100 and $50 and are available at www.goldenrainbow.org by calling (702) 384-2899. All proceeds benefit Golden Rainbow’s mission to provide housing and direct financial assistance to Southern Nevadans living with HIV/AIDS and to support prevention education. Special room rates are available for attendees at the Las Vegas Hilton by calling (800) 732-7117.